Installing Ubuntu on a ThinkPad R60e

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There are no particular problems installing Ubuntu Dapper (6.06.1) or Edgy Knot2 (6.10 alpha) on a R60e.

If the Windows and Service Partitions are to be retained then the Gnome Partition Editor can be used from the live cd to shrink the Windows partition (sda1). Note that the size of Service Partition, located at the other end of the disk does not include a small area before and aft that is used for diagnostics. If the Service Partition is moved or resized it will become unusable.

To repartion: boot to Windows and immediately create a Rescue and Recover disk set. If you have a USB HD you can also create a Recue and Recovery copy on that. boot with Ubuntu live CD, use Gnome Partition editor to shrink the IBM_PRELOAD (sda1) partition. reboot to Windows and let it run chkdsk boot Ubuntu Live CD and install

Mouse and TrackPoint

see How_to_configure_the_TrackPoint Note however that to modify sensitivity and scroll rate on R60e with Ubuntu 6.06 the commands are:

    # echo -n 96 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/speed
    # echo -n 200 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/sensitivity

This needs to be typed in a root window; using sudo gives a permission denied.